Construction update as of 11/14/18: This project is substantially complete. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 14th.
Construction starts in August!
The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is excited to announce that construction on the Leadville Avenue Bikeway will begin in August. Work is expected to be complete by early November 2018.
Traffic and Construction Impacts
The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) has been working with the community to develop a bikeway design for Leadville Avenue since last summer.
Based on the public input we received we have developed a bikeway design that we are excited to share with you.
Please note 1) the existing speed humps and crosswalks will remain, however some speed humps may be reconstructed to modern standards. 2) Most on-street parking will be maintained.
What are bulb-outs?
What is next?
The Leadville Bikeway project was adopted by the ACHD Commission on January 24, 2018.
The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is launching an effort create a successful, bike friendly alternative to Broadway Avenue on nearby Leadville Avenue. Leadville Avenue runs parallel to Broadway Avenue and serves as a connection from Southeast Boise to Broadway Avenue, Boise State University, the Greenbelt and downtown.
Leadville Avenue was first identified as a potential bikeway in the 2009 ACHD Roadways to Bikeway Plan, and again in the 2013 Southeast Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan. These plans identified Leadville Avenue as a much-needed low-stress alternative for bike traffic on Broadway Avenue.
The proposed Leadville Bikeway is intended to serve many users including residents, commuters, students, businesses and recreational cyclists. This bikeway improvement project is part of a larger ACHD effort to facilitate and improve conditions for bicycling in Ada County over the next 50 years.
What is a bikeway?
A bikeway is a route, way, or path that is specifically designed and/or designated for bicycle travel. A bikeway does not preclude vehicular travel, but enhances the roadway character and experience for cyclists.